Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Manchester United vs Philadelphia Union: Just a Friendly Match

There is hardly any coverage of the Manchester United vs Philadelphia Union preseason friendly match in British Media until now. The match will take place in less than 24 hours and it will take place on Lincoln Financial Field- a stadium of around 69,000 seating capacity. Of course, it is a good opportunity for Philadelphia Union players to showcase their talent and good performance can turn some heads in Europe.
Lincoln Financial Field is not completely a new stadium for Man United as they played a friendly match against Barcelona in 2003 in this stadium in front of a huge crowd of 68,396.
This time, in North American tour, Manchester United has brought mainly young players and is giving them the opportunity to shine. The other day, they played the first match against Scottish giant Celtic and United won by 3-1.
For the fans who will come to watch the match, Dimitar Berbatov will be one of the major attractions. He played very well against Celtic.
As for Philadelphia Union, hardly anyone knows about them outside of USA. Even at MLS, they are not a big name. So, the match will help them to get global media coverage for a day.
Fortunately, the website of Philadelphia Union has posted a report about the match: Preview: Union vs Manchester United
Still, this friendly match is helping to generate interest about football or soccer in USA. If 40-50 thousand people turn up at the stadium then it will be a huge success irrespective of the final result of the match. 

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